The Bears struggled throughout the 2013 season to the tune of an 8-8 record.
The Bears were able to create a bit of wiggle room in their salary cap after Jay Cutler restructured his long-term contract.
The Bears defense has seemingly gotten better with Phil Emery's free agency moves, but it hasn't necessarily gotten younger.
The Bears sent shockwaves to the other 31 NFL teams on Wednesday morning by signing five-time Pro Bowler Jared Allen to a four-year deal.
Football is often a game of matchups and the Bears signed a big matchup advantage on Wednesday when they secured the services of Jared Allen for the next several seasons.